Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 26

Building your Author Platform

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Fellow authors, I’m going to take this time and space to chat a little bit about your platform. I’ll preface this by saying I am by no means an expert, as I’ve only been marketing my work for a few months, but I do have a long background in marketing my own company. In the …

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May 24

Special Delivery – A short piece from WAY outside my normal genre

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Maybe a second glass of wine will help my nerves, thought Kerry Jensen as she changed channels for the umpteenth time, finally settling on a cheesy horror movie. Must be from the 70’s, judging from the bell bottoms and big hair the girl being chased sported, she mused. She splashed a few more ounces of …

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May 23

How editing for a friend made me a better writer

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I just wrapped up a line-edit for a very good friend last week. It was for his existing novel he was looking into putting into print. We chatted a bit ahead of time, and because he had mentioned in the past he wished he could have put it through an editor previously, I volunteered to …

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May 19

E-books officially pass print books, no looking back now…

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From time to time, in both my personal life and business ownership, I make decisions that don’t work out. Whether it’s to lay a tile floor (weeks of backache afterwards said that was a mistake), try to install my own fence (complete disaster), try a trade show outside of our business focus (waste of several …

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May 09

Review of Interference from Jim Blackstone

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REVIEW: Interference starts off with a bang, literally. I won’t be giving anything away by saying this, as the book jacket reveals it, but the dramatic assassination of the President of the North American Union sets events into motion that turn a science fiction novel into more of a suspense/mystery, and Blackstone definitely keeps the …

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May 06

My thoughts on the impersonal side of Twitter

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It’s Friday, and on Twitter, that means another round of #FollowFridays (#FF) – so it’s high time I get something off my chest. I’ll preface this by saying I’m a nobody, only been on Twitter for a few months, and have no degree in social networking – so feel free to disagree, bash, etc. However, …

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May 05

The Cover Reveal for Book 2 of the Evan Gabriel Trilogy

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Here goes…only about halfway through the writing of book two, but this cover sure is providing some serious inspiration to get cracking: (Click the image for full size – go ahead, it’s worth the click just to see the amazing detail on the ship itself.) Big kudos to AJ Powers for his design work. If …

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